Arrive in Marseille, rest up and tune into the French way of life. Hotel accommodation on twin share basis with breakfast. Welcome dinner.
Embarkation in Port Pin Rolland. Morning at leisure in Marseilles then transfer by coach to the marina in Toulon. There is a restaurant in the marina.
Race 1 to Port Porquerolles 10 nm. Our introduction to sailing in France, the Porquerolles Islands National Park. Post race dinner ashore.
Leisure Day. Find an anchorage on Porquerolle or the neighboring Ile de Port Cros, Ile Du Levant or Ile de Bagaud. All three islands are included in the Port Cros National Park.
Race 2 to Cavalaiere-sur-Mer 10 nm. Post-race dinner ashore in this popular resort town which also offers boutique shops and night time action.
Leisure Day. Visit Baie de Pampelonne where the rich and famous go to be seen at Club 55. Enjoy lunch at the water’s edge with your feet in the sand - just fantastic! Then continue to the marina at nearby St. Maxime.
Leisure Day. Take the ferry to St.Tropez where the super yachts gather and people-watching on the waterfront is always fun! St Maxime has extensive street markets and a selection of excellent restaurants.
Race 3 to St. Marguerite 10 nm. Cruise in the morning to a lunch and swim stop before an afternoon race to St Marguerite. Post race dinner ashore.
Leisure Day. Visit the famous Fort Royale where the Man With the Iron Mask was imprisoned in the 17th Century or simply hang on anchor for the day to enjoy the water and the beaches. Take a meal ashore at the famous La Tonnelle Restaurant on nearby St. Honorat.
Race 4 to Cannes 8 nm. After a race moor, in the marina and enjoy a post-race dinner ashore.
Leisure Day. Although Cannes is a celebrity magnet, the old town has retained its charm and the people are very hospitable. There are wonderful markets, super yachts and more than enough to discover and admire here.
Race 5 to Villefranche. Here the architecture and ambience have changed little over the years. Post-race dinner ashore.
Leisure Day. Stay for the day and discover the narrow streets running without any pattern under shady mature trees. Or take a trip inland to Grasse, home of the French perfume industry. Then there is the mountain village of Eze, which clings to the cliff top overlooking the sea. The train line is convenient for a visit Nice.
Race 6 to Menton. The last French port before Italy, Menton could easily be missed but it is a classic township with good restaurants and a wonderful art gallery.
Monaco is semi- autonomous of France and is the oldest monarchy in Europe. If you can trace your ancestry back to the Grimaldi family you will be in for some special treatment because they bought Monaco from the Genoese back in 1308 and have retained it in the family ever since.
Explore the glamour and indulgence of Monaco before the Final night dinner.
Extend your stay or resume your travels.